Probe Ordered As Family Alleges Negligence In Infant’s Death

BANDIPORA — A three- month old baby died at a hospital here Wednesday after she was allegedly administrated a vaccine in the absence of doctors, family members alleged, even as police filed a case and authorities ordered a probe into the incident.

Family members alleged that Umaiya Muzaffar, daughter of Muzaffar Ahmad resident of Gundpora Rampora, three months old died, after she was allegedly administered a vaccine in absence of doctors. 

The family members of the victim Umaiya said that she was taken to Bandipora hospital to get routine vaccination done for their child. They said that, she was administered vaccine in the absence of doctors by some nurse. My daughter was given poison in place of vaccine," he said. He said that only few nurses were present there, there was no doctor present in the hospital. 
Family members claimed she died because she was given poison. Had she been attended by doctors instead of nurses, she would have survived, added that he died because doctors didn't attend patient. They said that, it is clear that the death of the patient was caused due to the pure medical negligence. 

Soon after the death, a chaos broke out in Bandipora hospital, Family members and relatives ransacked Bandipora hospital and broke the window glasses of District Hospital and beat staff members of hospital. The victim's family members demanded stern action against the responsible. The family members also demanded that Probe should be ordered into the matter, so that culprits will be punished.

When contacted DC Bandipora said that, I cannot say anything unless an enquiry was got conducted. We will look into the matter and take necessary action, if any lapse is found" he said. He added that, a team has constituted to inquiry in this regard. Meanwhile Bandipora police register case Fir No 13 of 2019 u/s 304A RPC and start investigation. Meanwhile, the alleged negligence at the Bandipora hospital has led to a public outcry with many taking to social media to express their anger.

Hospital employees face kangris after patient’s death

Attendants during a protest hurled fire-pots (kangris) over hospital employees after the death of a patient at District Hospital Anantnag here in South Kashmir.

Attendants assembled in the hospital premises on Wednesday and amid anti-hospital authorities slogans hurled a couple of kangris at the hospital employees. Some of the attendants entered into a scuffle with Para-medical staff.

News agency CNS quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the situation turned ugly after a patient Muhammad Akram (55) breathed his last in the hospital. Akram, a resident of Kund Qazigun was brought to the hospital for treatment on Tuesday night. His family members accused doctors of negligence and said that the patient died due to the absence of the doctors in the hospital.

 “We brought the patient at 12 of the night. A doctor shifted him to Casualty but to our shock after half an hour, all the doctors left the hospital. Our patient died as doctors didn’t take care of him,” said a family member of the deceased.

Medical Superintendent District Hospital Anantnag, Dr Zahoor Ahmed Gilkar said the condition of patient was very critical when admitted in the hospital. “We tried best to save him. The allegations of family members that no doctor took care of him are sham,” he added.



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